'Beckett': Everything We Know So Far

'Beckett': Everything We Know So Far

John David Washington plays an American tourist running for his life after getting targetted in a manhunt during a nightmarish vacation in Greece.

This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of July 3, 2021.

August has a slew of interesting thrillers coming to Netflix, and one of which is the action film, 'Beckett'.

The action-thriller tells the story of an American tourist who is forced to trek from rural wilderness to the U.S. embassy in Athens after an incident makes him a vulnerable target of a manhunt.

'Beckett' is directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, who also crafted the film's story. The story was adapted into a screenplay by Kevin A. Rice.

Here is everything we know about the film, including, plot, cast, release date, and more. 


When Will 'Beckett' Release? 

'Beckett' will premiere at the Locarno Film Festival on August 4, 2021, and will arrive on Netflix on August 13, 2021. The film is previously titled 'Born to Be Murdered' but was renamed Beckett in January 2021.

'Beckett' entered production in April 2019 in Athens, Greece. In October 2020, Netflix bought the distribution rights of the film.

Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Francesco Melzi d'Eril and Gabriele Moratti are attached as producers of the film.


What Is The Plot Of 'Beckett'?

John David Washington stars as the titular character, Beckett, an American tourist vacationing in Greece with his girlfriend April (Alicia Vikander). What was supposed to be a relaxing holiday took a deadly turn after he stumbles upon a kidnapping. The incident made him a target of a manhunt.

Beckett gets forced to run for his life. His only hope is to get to the American embassy to clear his name. However, tensions arise when he gets pursued by the authorities. He eventually gets caught up in a dangerous web of conspiracy as political unrest mounts in the area.

"A manhunt thriller is a road-trip movie, in a way," Cito Filomarino told EW about the movie. "It was interesting to embrace the variety of Greece's topography, like, what can we throw at Beckett next? Mountains, rivers, buses, trains..."

Expect a lot of running as Beckett is forced to travel on foot from the rural wilderness to the U.S. embassy in Athens. Beckett is no superhero, and his struggles will be very relatable for the common man, making the premise even more interesting.

"He doesn't have all the answers," Washington adds of his beleaguered protagonist. "He doesn't have an ex-Marine background; he doesn't have all these abnormal sensibilities and strengths that exceed the normal man."

Who Is Cast In 'Beckett'?

John David Washington stars as Beckett, the American tourist who will have an unforgettable and harrowing vacation in Greece.

Alicia Vikander stars as April, Beckett's girlfriend who will travel with him to Greece.

Rounding up the list, we have Boyd Holbrook as Tynan, along with Vicky Krieps as Lena. 

Is There An Official Trailer For 'Beckett'?

Netflix finally dropped the official trailer for 'Beckett'. We promised to update this space once the trailer is available. Here it is now! Watch the dream vacation turn into a nightmare through the official trailer below.


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